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Title: Support of Existing Column Agglutination Testing (CAT) equipment
Published by: NHS Blood and Transplant
Publication Date: 07/08/2020
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: VEAT
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract:

Red Cell Immunohaematology (RCI) is a specialist function within the diagnostics and therapeutic services directorate of NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT). The RCI Reference Laboratories provide antibody resolution and red cell typing on samples referred from hospital transfusion laboratories, clinics, and other departments within NHSBT. Reference services are provided from Birmingham, Colindale, Filton (Bristol), Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle, Sheffield and Tooting. Column Agglutination Technology (CAT) equipment is in use in RCI laboratories to achieve the testing described above, the equipment in use is supplied by Bio-Rad and includes IH-1000 analysers, centrifuges and incubators to support manual testing using Bio-Rad consumables.

NHSBT published a PIN in October 2018 under OJEU Reference: 2018/S 199-450157. During pre-engagement, due to an ongoing strategic review of capital allocation in NHSBT, the authority was required to re-consider the procurement strategy. NHSBT has currently a requirement for maintenance and bespoke consumables for the existing Column Agglutination Technology (CAT) equipment. The market is currently limited to one supplier only that is able to meet NHSBT's requirements for this tender. The supply of maintenance and consumables is needed to meet the current and future needs of NHSBT, in a cost effective manner. Therefore, following a negotiated procedure NHSBT awarded a 2-year agreement with 1 year option to extend for the support of existing column agglutination testing systems (IH-1000 machines) to Bio-Rad Laboratories Ltd.

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1) Name and addresses

NHS Blood and Transplant

North Bristol Park

Filton, Bristol

BS34 7QH

UK

E-mail: marta.drozdzowska@nhsbt.nhs.uk

NUTS: UK

Internet address(es)

Main address: www.nhsbt.nhs.uk

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Support of Existing Column Agglutination Testing (CAT) equipment

Reference number: NHSBT0630

II.1.2) Main CPV code

50421000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Please see II.2.4) for detailed description.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement

Value excluding VAT: 1 700 000.00 GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

33140000

33696100

33696200

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Red Cell Immunohaematology (RCI) is a specialist function within the diagnostics and therapeutic services directorate of NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT). The RCI Reference Laboratories provide antibody resolution and red cell typing on samples referred from hospital transfusion laboratories, clinics, and other departments within NHSBT. Reference services are provided from Birmingham, Colindale, Filton (Bristol), Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle, Sheffield and Tooting. Column Agglutination Technology (CAT) equipment is in use in RCI laboratories to achieve the testing described above, the equipment in use is supplied by Bio-Rad and includes IH-1000 analysers, centrifuges and incubators to support manual testing using Bio-Rad consumables.

NHSBT published a PIN in October 2018 under OJEU Reference: 2018/S 199-450157. During pre-engagement, due to an ongoing strategic review of capital allocation in NHSBT, the authority was required to re-consider the procurement strategy. NHSBT has currently a requirement for maintenance and bespoke consumables for the existing Column Agglutination Technology (CAT) equipment. The market is currently limited to one supplier only that is able to meet NHSBT's requirements for this tender. The supply of maintenance and consumables is needed to meet the current and future needs of NHSBT, in a cost effective manner. Therefore, following a negotiated procedure NHSBT awarded a 2-year agreement with 1 year option to extend for the support of existing column agglutination testing systems (IH-1000 machines) to Bio-Rad Laboratories Ltd.

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure without prior publication

Justification for selected award procedure:

The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason: absence of competition for technical reasons

Explanation:

During pre-engagement, due to an strategic review of capital allocation in NHSBT, the Authority was required to re-consider the procurement strategy. NHSBT has currently a requirement for maintenance and bespoke consumables for the existing Column Agglutination Technology (CAT) equipment (IH-1000 machines). The market is currently limited to one supplier only that is able to meet NHSBT's requirements for this as the consumables are bespoke and the equipment is maintained by Bio-Rad Laboratories Ltd only.

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: NHSBT1193

Title: Support of Existing Column Agglutination Testing (CAT) Systems

V.2 Award of contract/concession

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract/concession

30/07/2020

V.2.2) Information about tenders

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Bio-Rad Laboratories

Watford

UK

NUTS: UK

The contractor is an SME: No

V.2.4) Information on value of the concession and main financing terms (excluding VAT)

Total value of the concession/lot: 1 700 000.00 GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

The contract/concession is likely to be subcontracted

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

NHS Blood and transplant

Bristol

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

03/08/2020


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Main Contact: marta.drozdzowska@nhsbt.nhs.uk
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
33696100Blood-grouping reagentsReagents and contrast media
33696200Blood-testing reagentsReagents and contrast media
33140000Medical consumablesMedical equipments
50421000Repair and maintenance services of medical equipmentRepair and maintenance services of medical and surgical equipment

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